It's no secret that I like to take care of my skin, and when it comes to my face, I'm a firm believer in a morning and evening routine. I recently had the pleasure of trying out Shiseido's new Ibuki skin regimen products and am a new convert.
Every morning, I like to start off my day by giving my face a nice warm face wash. Shiseido's purifying cleaner works to wake me up -- its gentle exfoliating micro-beads scrub away any leftover makeup and impurities leftover from the night before. One thing I love about the cleanser is it only takes a pea-sized amount to work up a foaming lather. (Hello, bang for your buck!) There's nothing I hate more than when you need copious amounts of a product in order to get the job done. And if you're not awake yet, then cleanser's sweet, calming smell will do the trick.
After I'm done washing my face, I take a small pump of the softening concentration and work it evenly across my face. The softening concentration works to smooth the skin and provides a little added moisture. Finally, I take a small pump of the refining moisturizer, rub it across my face and I'm done. The moisturizer gives my skin additional hydration, which lasts all day long.
At night, I wash my face with the purifying cleanser right before bed and repeat the full process again in the morning.